Archive for the ‘CD Player’ category

Burmester’s $50,000 CD Player

January 22, 2008

Today in Las Vegas, Burmester Audiosysteme, Germany’s legendary manufacturer of ultra high-performance electronics and speakers, is exhibiting its 069 Reference Line CD Player. This amazing machine draws oohs and aahs even before it makes a sound, it’s that gorgeous

                                                                                                                                                                                      The 069 CD Player is a cutting-edge digital playback system, created for well heeled connoisseurs of music and German industrial design. Its audiophile credentials come in the form of its proprietary belt drive motor system that spins the CDs (instead of the off-the-shelf direct-drive mechanisms other manufacturers use).

The 069 CD Player’s spiked feet may be set directly on the its proprietary aluminum base (supplied as standard with the unit), and it uses special carbon-fiber spring pucks to isolate the sensitive electronics from external interference. The player also boasts newly developed and 96 and 192-kHz oscillators with minimal phase noise and high thermal stability. Burmester’s 069 Reference Line CD Player is available with a silver housing with a chrome front panel at a suggested price of, whoa, $49,995! 

Steve Guttenberg is a frequent contributor to a number of magazines and websites including Home Theater, Stereophile, and Robb Report Home Entertainment. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network, and is not an employee of CNET.